The General Manager of the Lagos State Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA), Mr. Bolaji Oreagba has stated for the umpteenth time that though the agency has officers who step out of line, LASTMA should not be rounded off entirely as bad. He made this known through a press statement e-signed and released by the Agency’s Spokesperson, Mr. Filade Olumide to the National Association of Online Security News Publishers, NAOSNP as his reaction to a damning report purportedly released by a Lagosian, Daniel Maduabuchi.
GM Oreagba noted ‘We at LASTMA cannot dispute the facts that some officers may step out of line by collecting grafts’. He, however, emphasized that the process of administrative action and discipline is ongoing in the agency with the intent of having well-behaved, decent and dedicated personnel that will serve the motorists better on Lagos roads.
‘We will continue to strive to prevent lawlessness on Lagos roads and promote discipline, sanity, and order through the application of enforcement with civility and technology to achieve voluntary compliance on the roads’, he disclosed to the National Association of Online Security News Publishers, NAOSNP.
Oreagba continued: ‘It is also imperative to state that as we strenghten enforcement and with its resultant effects of hassle-free traffic flow and better travel time, it is expected that some people who do not see any good things in this administration will result into mischief and propaganda. We wish to add and conclude by informing well-meaning and concerned Lagosians and the motoring public that we have various windows through which complaints can be channeled for prompt action’.
‘Such complaints shall be investigated dispassionately with despatch:
Comptrollers; 08129928448, 08129928749, 08129928512, 08129928542, 08023270248, 08160581700′, NAOSNP gathered.
The writer of the report, Mr. Maduabuchi had alleged that when he went for his drivers’ licence at Oshodi, he saw LASTMA officials sharing monies. To this, LASTMA disclaimed that it does not share the same compound with the agency that issues driver’s licences and so how can he conclude that they are LASTMA staff?
‘It is imperative to note that the article is full of sensation, mischief and propaganda; nobody pays for employment in LASTMA’, Filade Olumide, the Assistant Director, Public Affairs, LASTMA concluded.